Keyless Entry on 1999 Escort SE?

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  1. bigtime

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    70 bucks, quite a lube job
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    OMG I just Re-read this and I'm LMAO, I missed it the first time! One of the best Samberg & Timberlake songs EVER!!
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    ar154all The Police never think its as funny as I did.

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    I did the key on-off 8 times test last night. The locks closed and opened like described. The only remaining question is does the car have an alarm? I'll find out next week when the remote arrives.
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    if you have keyless, you have an alarm.
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    My remote was delivered today so will program that this afternoon when I get off of work, Plan on going to JY this weekend to get a headliner, but got to thinking I know some were prewired for power doors and windows? How hard is it? Like could I find one that has a driver door panel with both power locks and windows and put it in the car with minimal effort or should I just be happy with the keyless? By minimal effort I basically mean plug and play
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    is your 97 an LX? did all 4 doors lock and unlock or just the driver door?
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    I want to say it is an LX, and could have 100% accurately said yes or no until you asked me that. But pretty sure.

    Just the driver door
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    honestly the only way to know for sure if you have the wiring is to check. if you open the passenger door, you can look how many wires are in the loom going between the door and body. you have to peel the rubber accordian weatherstrip back to see it.
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    I received my remote yesterday. Trunk, all 4 doors and alarm all work. Even have the security light I never knew was there, blinking. Got a kick out of walking around the car locking and unlocking everything after all these years without it. My wife drives the car now. I set the alarm and stuck it on her key ring. This AM she takes it off her key ring and goes out to the parking lot and uses the key to open the door. Doh. The alarm and lights go off and she scrambles to put the key in the ignition. Pretty funny.
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    @pextor

    How many wires will there be? Going to look this morning and see how many there are.
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    on the passenger side, there will be 5 wires going from the body to the door. 3 are for the mirror, 2 are for the speaker. if you pull the plastic part away from the body of the car, you will see all the wires behind it. if you see 5 wires in the car, then you aren't wired for power windows/locks. it will be almost full if you are wired for PW/PDL.
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    I have a '98 SE Scort with just the drivers side remote door locking. My FOB works fine for that and the trunk but could anyone tell me if the Anti-theft was a feature or not. Or did the car have to have 4-door remote lock feature? The FOB has the "panic" button that works but when I got the car, I noticed there wasn't a hood switch for theft. Also, walking through the steps to 'arm' the car, I get no dash light as "THEFT" expected.
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    Sounds exactly like my 97 was with driver's door only. You need an instrument cluster with the THEFT LED installed in the right direction (a regular idiot light bulb won't work), but it's only for show ("theft deterent"). The horn "chirp" when you hit the lock button twice is also a useful feature for finding your car in a parking lot instead of using the panic button.
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    I pulled a cluster from a scort in the bone yard last year that had the tach in it (mine didn't). I think every hole was filled with a bulb. Can't be sure - was a while ago. What do you mean by "in the right direction?" Base ----
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    The "theft" illuminates from an LED, not a light bulb. If you put it in "upside down" it won't light.
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    Would that be a #37 or #194/168 LED bulb? Is there a part number for the LED?
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    Also the factory service manual cautions to not put 12v+ directly to this bulb as you'll fry it. It's stepped down to around 3v.

    The service manual shows the base part number as 13B765
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